Jeffrey Cruse


Jeffrey Cruse, President of Catalyst, is a real estate and community development professional with more than 40 years of experience in the field. His career has been dedicated to the revitalization of inner-city neighborhoods working through partnerships with private developers, businesses, and community-based and faith-based organizations. He has used his planning, financial, construction and management skills to assist in the production, preservation and operation of more than 4,000 units of quality affordable and market-rate housing. He has also developed a number of large commercial and institutional projects including churches, charter schools, offices, a theater for performing arts, and a visual arts center. Mr. Cruse holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and has integrated his hands-on technical knowledge with his commitment to social and economic justice to aid organizations and businesses serving urban areas.